Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest

Pinch A Palooza 2020 Date TBD

Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 crawfish fest

The Food

In addition to boiled crawfish prepared with Deanie’s signature Creole seasonings, fest goers can enjoy a variety of crawfish dishes made famous by Deanie’s Seafood such as Fried Crawfish Tails, Crawfish Balls, and Crawfish Nachos. Read more…

Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 music lineup

Entertainment

Free entertainment for all ages featuring live bands, crawfish eating contests, kids games and activities, and photos and hugs from Deanie’s mascot, Pincher, the crawfish.
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Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 Crawfish Eating Contests

Crawfish Contest

Win a complimentary crawfish boil for 20 people! Register to compete in this year’s Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest. The contest will feature two “heats” of individuals battling to be Deanie’s Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Champion!  Read more…

Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 beneficiary The Good Shepherd School

2019 Beneficiary

The 10th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival at Deanie’s Seafood in Bucktown took place April 20, 2019. The crawfish and music festival supports and raises awareness of local charities and causes and organizations through Deanie’s Seafood’s Bucktown Philanthropic Trust. Read more…

11th-annual PINCH A PALOOZA FESTIVAL

SPRING 2020, Date TBD

 

Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest is New Orleans’ BEST family friendly crawfish and music festival!

Deanie’s on Lake Avenue in Bucktown is the location of our annual outdoor festival each spring. Pinch A Palooza features live local music, loads  of delicious Deanie’s boiled crawfish and crawfish specialities, cool beverages, plus our Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest.

Activities include crawfish races, face-painting and inflatables for the kids to enjoy, the Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest, great music, plus other fun performances.

The fun takes place at our original seafood market and restaurant in Bucktown, located at 1713 Lake Ave. on Old Hammond Highway in Metairie.

Pinch A Palooza 2019 Sponsors

Abita Beer sponsoring Pinchapalooza Festival
Abita Beer sponsoring Pinchapalooza Festival
Reinhart Foodservice Pinchapalooza sponsor
Metairie Bank sponsors Pinchapalooza Festival
Lakeside Toyota Metairie Pinchapalooza sponsor
Performance Food Group sponsor
Metairie Bank sponsors Pinchapalooza Festival
Lakeside Toyota Metairie Pinchapalooza sponsor
Reinhart Foodservice Pinchapalooza sponsor
Metairie Bank sponsors Pinchapalooza Festival
Performance Food Group sponsor

Articles

How to Boil Crawfish

Crawfish season is in full swing, and there’s never a better time to throw a crawfish boil. All you need is a boil pot, seasonings and a few ingredients, plus some hearty libations.

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How to Peel and Eat Louisiana Crawfish

Around these parts, peeling crawfish is an art form, and something everyone who loves Louisiana Seafood should learn. Practice makes perfect!

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Making heads or tails of a Louisiana delicacy

Crawfish play a strong cultural role in Louisiana, where tradition and community ties combine with culinary heritage.

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Health Benefits of Crawfish

Crawfish are a low-fat source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals. About half the calories of roasted chicken breast, a 3-ounce serving of crawfish contains 70 calories.

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History of Louisiana Crawfish

The crawfish industry is an important part of Louisiana culture and history, contributing more than $300 milion in annual economic impact.

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April is Louisiana Crawfish Month

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market are excited to announce and celebrate the fourth-annual “Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month” this April! 

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Tips on Eating Louisiana Seafood

Eating local seafood in season means that you’ll not only reap the health benefits of seafood, but you’ll enjoy it at the peak of freshness.

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